Patient Service Representative – Sign On Bonus

Northern Light Health

**Position may be eligible for a $1000 bonus (minus tax) paid after the successful completion of probation period. **

Summary:

The Patient Service Representative I is a supporting position and is responsible for a variety of activities related to patient in-take and care. The Patient Services Representative I is generally the first point of contact for patients entering the practice. Activities may include but are not limited to greeting and checking in patients, verifying and updating insurance information and confirming other patient information, scheduling patient appointments, answering phones, updating demographic information, processing referrals, payment collection and posting, charge reconciliation, chart preparation and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Communicates effectively
Demonstrates effective and courteous customer, physician/practice staff and other hospital staff communication skills
Communicates in a way that conveys understanding and respect to a diverse patient and work population
Answers all calls promptly and courteously
Responds to and resolves issues promptly through effective communication.
Uses appropriate chain of command
Feedback is provided in a constructive manner
Demonstrates problem solving skills by responding to and resolving issues promptly through effective communication skills
Maintains adaptability in work schedule to meet patient/departmental needs
Develops and maintains positive working relationships
Acts as a resource to coworkers
Confirms patient identity by using the full name
Participates in problem solving groups as requested. Attends all practice staff meetings
Greeting patients, having patient(s) sign appropriate forms/consents.
Verifying and updating demographic/insurance information on all encounter forms and systems per protocol. Notifying registration of changes if applicable.
Demonstrating mastery of appropriate practice software and registration tool protocols.
Scheduling tests, procedures, referral appointments with scheduling center, agencies and/or other provider groups and forwarding order form and/or records to appropriate depart/office. Documenting information in patient’s chart. Processing insurance referral/prior authorization and document this per protocol.
Retrieving and processing messages per protocol.
Assists with orientating and training/cross-training of new and established employees as assigned.
Provides coverage in other areas as needed
Effectively covers other support positions (e.g. phones, insurance referrals, scheduler) as needed
Demonstrates mastery of appropriate scheduling and registration protocols, if appropriate
Takes ownership for determining customer’ needs and offering assistance
Schedules outpatient testing per orders/referral process, inputs appointment dates and times into patient EMR, if appropriate
Recognizes problems and offers constructive solutions
Performs other duties as assigned by practice leadership
Reviews material submitted by Health Plans and Managed Care Organizations to gain full understanding of benefit coverage and precertification/authorization, if appropriate
Quality review procedures are followed to ensure accounts are brought to a timely and accurate resolution, if appropriate
Ability to prioritize and perform multiple duties, simultaneously
Ability to take ownership of work and follow up on responsibilities
Speaks, spells, and writes clearly, concisely and to the point
Consistently follows Patient Identification IDD by using two patient identifiers related to the registration process
Patient Identification Manager will be alerted if duplication medical record numbers are identified
Proper name format is consistently followed
Managed care organizations are correctly identified and selected as part of the registration process, if appropriate
Timely modifications of registrations are done in order to ensure billing of encounters, if appropriate
Uses independent judgment when necessary
Assists Office Manager with patient complaints related to billing invoices, if appropriate
Appropriately refers patients/staff with issues/concerns to the direct supervisor
Performs Service Recovery when necessary
Has 100% of iCare, employee updates and any other in-services meetings and training as assigned
Maintains documented evidence of continuing education
Insurance verification and precertification is performed prior to elective inpatient admission to ensure accounts are secured upon admission, if appropriate
Names, dates, and times of conversations with businesses, insurances, managed care organizations, Utilization Review, and patients are documented, if appropriate
Insurance verification and precertification is performed on high dollar outpatient areas to ensure reimbursement, if appropriate
Understands the implication both clinically and financially of registration errors and the impact on the organization, if appropriate
Referral calls are made to PCP for Managed Care patients, if appropriate
Correct insurance is identified and selected when appropriate within the registration fields, if appropriate
Policy numbers are entered correctly into the registration fields, if appropriate
Ensures that referral authorization numbers are submitted to Patient Account Services in a timely manner and understands the implications if this is not done, if appropriate
Finishes work on time 95% of the time, avoiding overtime.
Prepares billing sheets and codes invoices prior to sending to Accounts Payable, if appropriate
Collects payments (cash, co-payments, cash, checks and other forms of payment for services rendered; reconciles cash drawer/journal per policy; promptly secures/delivers the cash deposits in the designated safe or other designated area for transit to the Fiscal Services Department, if appropriate
Oversees daily audit/cash control, if appropriate
Promotes services at Northern Light Health
Meets continuing education requirements set forth by the practice
Seeks opportunities for enhancement of skills
Assists with answering questions and directing practice staff to appropriate resources
Attends 100% of employee updates.
Education

Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

To apply for this job please visit northernlighthealth.org.